Thursday, February 21, 2013

Swirlydoos 2nd Reveal for Upon a Time Kit

Hello friends! Today I'd like to share with you more projects I created using the Swirlydoos February Scrapbook Kit, Upon a Time.

First up is a mini I made using the Tech/Project add-on. I didn't use the paint system because the colors were to dark for what I had in mind. I wanted a shabby chic theme that I love so much and never have a enough time to do!!
For the cover I used a piece of the Tattered Angels brushed cotton paper. I sprayed it with Vintage Pink Glimmermist to tint the white a bit of pink. Once it was dry I used gel medium to glue little scraps of Tim Holts Text Tissue Paper.  Then, when that was dry I used the Prima Crackle Mask(came in the tech kit) and molding paste. When it was completed I glued it down to the cover and added the embellishments.
 For the inside left I used the same technique as above. In some spots I added a blob of molding paste and sprinkled seed beads. Once it dries the molding paste holds the seed beads in place. On the right side I created 2 torn pockets to place the tags into. The Prima Mechanical findings came in the embellishment kit. I painted the metal with gesso and sprayed with glimmermist for more texture.The butterflies are from my Etsy can find them HERE.
You can see how beautifully chunky the mini is!!!
 Here are some close-ups of the insides. You can see all the texture and layers I created.
I love Prima Crackle mask!!! I used it on all the pages!

 Lastly here are two cards I made using the Main Kit. I used up most of my paper creating the mini album, so all the bits of scraps and leftovers worked perfect for the cards. 
Thanks for taking a peek!! I hope that I've inspired you to create something beautiful!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Swirlydoos Feb. Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' February Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Vicky's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!
With this month's kit I decided to make a  mini album. As I was putting the album together from scratch, I noticed it was getting chunkier and chunkier. By the time I was finished binding, adding all the paper and embellies, the spine ended up being 3.5!! Not exactly how I planned it in my head, but the end result is beautiful!
Every month has it own two pages. The right side houses the month and a small spot for a photo. For the left side I made a pocket to hold all the ephemera and tags from the cut-out sheet. The tags are tied together with seam binding and each hold a little charm. I placed a tiny paper clip to the long notecard to hold the calender. But for photo purposes I tucked the calender in the pocket.
Here is the kit, Upon a Time

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 2/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 2/14. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.

My special words are : means a

The party continues over at Miranda's blog. Have fun!